A freshened Misremembered, considered a top candidate for this year's Santa Anita Handicap (gr. I), returns to action for trainer Bob Baffert as the probable favorite in the $200,000 Strub Stakes (gr. II).
Hialeah Park ended its first Quarter Horse meet Feb. 3, with track owner and chairman John Brunetti Sr. saying it will be up to Florida's politicians to determine whether the track will hold another meet.
Hot Triple Crown prospects American Lion and Tiz Chrome are among seven 3-year-olds ready to line up for the $150,000 Robert B. Lewis Stakes (gr. II) at Santa Anita Feb. 6, a key prep for the Santa Anita Derby (gr. I).
Court Vision and Take the Points, both two-time grade I winners on grass, will clash Feb. 6 when making their seasonal debuts in the $300,000 Gulfstream Park Turf Handicap (gr. IT).
Blind Luck can add a third grade I victory to her sterling record when she faces five rivals in the $250,000 Las Virgenes Stakes at Santa Anita Feb. 6.
PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter
Although he hasn't yet won a stakes event, Distorted Humor's son Drosselmeyer showed plenty of potential and jumped into Triple Crown discussions with a nine-furlong allowance win.
Undefeated champion Zenyatta could return to racing in the $250,000 Santa Margarita Handicap (gr. I) on March 13 at Santa Anita.
In a release from the Kentucky Thoroughbred Farm Manager's Club, it was stated that the colostrum banks at both Rood and Riddle and Hagyard in Lexington are dangerously low and in dire need of donations.
Lenny and Steve propose a racing schedule for Rachel Alexandra, take a look at what the entrants in the 2009 Kentucky Derby have done since that race, weigh-in on the Michael Gill situation, and more. Watch Video
California breeder Walter J. Thomson, whose involvement with Thoroughbred racing in the state began in the 1940s, died Feb. 1 at the age of 98.
There is no disputing the fact that Eightyfiveinafifty is fast, but the colt will get a chance to show how far he can carry his speed when he faces five 3-year-olds in the $100,000 Whirlaway Stakes Feb. 6 at Aqueduct.
With the Robert B. Lewis Stakes on February 6, we honor Bob Lewis by ranking some of the best horses he raced. Rank Them
Talent Search, a multiple stakes winner who placed in the 2007 TVG Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I), will enter stud at Glen and Becky Brok's Diamond B Farm near Mohrsville, Pa.
Ustinov colt brings NZ$210,000 ($148,754 in U.S. funds) in select auction.
- By Ron Mitchell
Though he plans to remain in the Thoroughbred business, prominent horse owner Ahmed Zayat said Feb. 3 he has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection for his Zayat Stables.
Representatives of the Thoroughbred industry testified Feb. 3 before various New York Senate committees looking into the state of the horse racing industry.
The 1 1/8 mile-event for 3-year-olds at Gulfstream Park is the key prep for the Florida Derby (gr. I).
Hal C.B. Clagett, the former Maryland Horse Breeders Association president who crafted the legislation that created the Maryland-bred Fund in 1962, died on Feb. 1
This week's slideshow includes photos of Bold Chieftain, Gabby's Golden Gal, Jet Propulsion, Bickersons, Sweet Repent, and This Ones for Phil. View Slideshow
Fueling speculation that it is setting the stage for a first-ever matchup between Horse of the Year Rachel Alexandra and champion older mare Zenyatta, Oaklawn Park will announce "A Race for the Ages."
The Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission, in a release, said Thoroughbred owner Michael Gill was ejected from Penn National to protect the orderly conduct of racing but made no mention of any charges against him.
Upgrade of the Nearctic Stakes from grade II to grade I status gives Canada five grade I stakes for 2010.
David Frisbie, DVM, PhD, Dipl. ACVS, of Colorado State University, spoke to a large audience at the 2009 American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) convention, held Dec. 5-9 in Las Vegas, Nev., about treating joint disease with a novel formulation not yet approved by the FDA.
Rabies is one of those diseases you want to avoid at all costs--it's rapidly progressive, fatal, and can be transmitted from your horse (or any other infected animal) to you. While vaccines are available for horses, no data was published on their efficacy in the literature until December 2009.
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